Roy Magress Hopp

16 December 1881–January 1944 (Age 62)
Charleston Township, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Roy Magress

When Roy Magress Hopp was born on 16 December 1881, in Charleston Township, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Johann Adam Hopp, was 26 and his mother, Clara Elizabeth Lamb, was 22. He married Lorena Marguerite Nickell on 8 November 1905, in Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Cedar Township, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Charleston, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died in January 1944, in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Roy Magress Hopp
Lorena Marguerite Nickell
Marriage: 8 November 1905
Reece Howard Hopp
Dee Lawrence Hopp
Homer Winton Hopp

Spouse and Children


    Lorena Marguerite Nickell


8 November 1905
Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States


    Reece Howard Hopp


    Dee Lawrence Hopp


    Homer Winton Hopp


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the medieval personal name Hobb(e) ( see Hobbs ).2 Dutch: from Middle Dutch hoppe ‘hops’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of hops.3 Dutch: from a pet form of the personal name Hubrecht ( see Hubert ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Roy M Hopp, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Roy Hopp in household of Adam Hopp, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Roy Hopp, "United States Census, 1930"

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